Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blog Tour: A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab - Victoria's Favourite Literary Travellers

I am super excited today to be taking part in the blog tour for A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab. VE Schwab is just one of those authors that I hear incredible things about. And I love the idea of A Darker Shade of Magic and I love Victoria's guest post today. I hope you do as well! 

Here is the product description for A Darker Shade of Magic and some links if you'd like to know more about VE Schwab or A Darker Shade of Magic:

Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit. 

Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London - but no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her 'proper adventure'.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive — trickier than they hoped.

Victoria's favourite Literary Travellers 

Travel is a theme in all of my books, whether across physical space or the thresholds between life and death, insider and outsider, human and monstrous. So it’s not surprise I’m such a fan of literary travellers. Here are a few of my favorite:

--Harry August, who travels the course of his own lifetime over and over in The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.

--Ursula Todd, who also travels her life, but in a very, very different way, with the goal of assassinating Hitler, in Life after Life by Kate Atkinson.

--The Alien posing as Professor Andrew Martin, who’s come a very long way to understand humanity in The Humans by Matt Haig.  

--Ronan Lynch, the edgy, but wonderful member of the Raven Boys, with the ability to move between the real world and his dreams, and blur the space between, in The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater.

A Darker Shade of Magic will be published by Titan Books on 27th February.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a great book. I have not read any of Schwab;s stuff yet, but I have heard good things.


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